Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the hydroelectric power project in Tuirial in Mizoram.
With this project, Mizoram has become the third power-surplus State in the North East after Sikkim and Tripura.
“Today, we celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Mizoram with the completion and dedication of the 60-MW Tuirial hydropower project,” the Prime Minister said, while addressing a public meeting here after inaugurating it.
The hydropower project would generate 251 million units of electrical energy annually.
“The completion of this project is a reflection of our commitment to completing the ongoing projects and ushering in a new era of development in the north-east,” he added.
Announced in 1998, the Tuirial project, was the first major central project to be successfully commissioned in Mizoram, the prime minister said.